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8 Reasons to Take a Sunday to Serve Outside the Church Walls

We called ours We Love NWA because that's how people refer to our community. Whatever you call it, we're glad we took a weekend away from having a worship service in our theater to serve our neighbors. We're not the first, by any means to have a weekend to "be" the church instead of "doing" church. Other churches have cancelled their regular weekend worship time to go serve in various capacities. But why? As we geared up for our big weekend, contacted local charitable …

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I’m Blown Away by Grace Hills’ First Preview Service

Angie and I have spent ten years talking in hypothetical terms about planting a church. We've spent the last several months gathering with a group of dedicated launch team members talking about the biblical foundation and core values of Grace Hills. And we've spent weeks preparing for our first preview service. All of this is, of course, preparation for our Grand Opening on January 15, 2012, but today wasn't merely a "practice run." It was the real thing... and God showed up …

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A Church In a Movie Theater: Grace Hills

It looks as though we'll be launching Grace Hills' weekly public worship services in a movie theater - Malco Rogers Towne Cinema to be exact. And I must say, I'm very excited about the opportunity ahead! We will have three auditoriums: a 149-seat auditorium for worship (until we outgrow it) and two 83-seat auditoriums with open floor areas for kids' worship and childcare. I have to praise Malco's people. They offered, without our asking, to keep the slasher film posters …

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The Vision of Grace Hills Church

Grace Hills exists to gather a community of people who are coming to know Jesus and serving others for God's glory. It's a grace place, where people can experience open arms, a second (or 77th) chance, and a real balance of grace and truth. In the last two months, we've hosted three Vision Meetings to share the story of Grace Hills with the public. We met new friends at each meeting, but I wanted to offer a video version for others to see who can't attend one of our …

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